No, not another "I'm too cool for school" type of thing. Imagine musical inflections straight from the hippest corners of Broadway, wacky instruments and really on-point singing, all encased in clever storytelling. Then, splash in a dose of eerie Theremin sounds, rock/folk/country hybrids and humorous cultural observations (i.e., "SUV": "Don't emasculate me with a station wagon / Don't humiliate me with a sensible car"), and one has the Polygraph Lounge recipe: finally, an entity that blends virtuosic playing with an up-front, smart-but-not-snarky sense of humor.
The resumes are mind-blowing: from Stevie to Bruce to Sir Paul, from a collaboration at an East Village bar to serving as director of education at Lincoln Center and working with Braxton. But none of that matters, since they make wonderful noise.
Get there early to enjoy what will be far from a standard "opening" by Peter Schickele. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. The cost is $15 for Guild members, $20 for non-members. For info visit www.woodstockguild.org.